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York Concourse opened with virtually none, zero, retailers to my recollection. I don't mind if not every spot is open this would be a benefit for people movement through the station.

York Concourse is starting to get very crowded during the evening peak, particularly when there is an event at Scotia Bank Arena.
 

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York Concourse opened with virtually none, zero, retailers to my recollection. I don't mind if not every spot is open this would be a benefit for people movement through the station.

York Concourse is starting to get very crowded during the evening peak, particularly when there is an event at Scotia Bank Arena.
It's not like the stores will be open during events at Scotiabank Arena anyway..

Which gets me to thinking.. how late were the places in the Bay Concourse open?
 

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York Concourse is starting to get very crowded during the evening peak, particularly when there is an event at Scotia Bank Arena.
And rush-hour, and especially so when a train is late or cancelled. People become like the zombies many are (just check out how many walk around glued to their iMemyself device) and mill mindlessly in the area by the steps up to the platforms blocking any movement of other passengers north-south. It becomes a mob.

Not helped, of course, by the pathetic 'hoarding of the masses' in that region by unfinished construction and mayhem.
 

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Are there train information screens in the food court so you can wait down there and pop up when a platform is called?
 

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Are there train information screens in the food court so you can wait down there and pop up when a platform is called?
You will have to wait and see if there are when it opens, as I have no idea about any. Others may know better than I do if there any.

Have seen display boards on other systems for eating and other things, but very rare to see one. Can't think of a system that has one at this time.
 

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Maybe use the centre elevator screens for train platform departures. Unfortunately, it’s probsbly going to be TD commercials and advertising.
The eyeball searing brightness of the LED display definitely isn’t a good sign for transit related uses. Honestly didn’t someone think about the hierarchy of display brightness in the concourse as part of the wayfinding design? How stupid is it to allow ads brighter than their arrival information displays?

AoD
 

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Aren't the commercials on television supposed to be at the same volume as the regular programs?

The eyeball searing brightness of the LED display definitely isn’t a good sign for transit related uses. Honestly didn’t someone think about the hierarchy of display brightness in the concourse as part of the wayfinding design? How stupid is it to allow ads brighter than their arrival information displays?

AoD
 

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Are there train information screens in the food court so you can wait down there and pop up when a platform is called?
Yes for the departures boards.

Also, there will be a "digital library" from the TPL (I think that's what they call it) on the NW corner of the Food Court. There will be 5 Self Serve Kiosks at the McCafe which will occupy the NE corner. Pizza Pizza will occupy the NW corner. Roywoods is at the South Side.
 

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York Concourse opened with virtually none, zero, retailers to my recollection. I don't mind if not every spot is open this would be a benefit for people movement through the station.

York Concourse is starting to get very crowded during the evening peak, particularly when there is an event at Scotia Bank Arena.
The Bay Cocourse will even be more sparse with retailers on the Upper Level. Tim's will be the only vendor on the upper with another smaller kiosk near the North End when it's opened.
 

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WHEN WIll the bay concourse open and where is this information for it?
Construction on Union Station pushed back until 2019
By ALEXANDRA JONES TorStar Staff Reporter
Tues., Nov. 13, 2018
The revitalization of Union Station has been pushed back yet again to 2019 — the latest delay in the three years since it was originally meant to be finished.

The City of Toronto has been “disappointed and frustrated” with these delays, said city spokesperson Erin McGuey.

The revitalization of Union Station will not be completed until 2019, the city says, after months of delays. This makes the construction project four years overdue — it was originally meant to be completed in 2015.

“The Union Station Revitalization Project, seemingly along with a number of other Bondfield construction projects across the province, has experienced significant delays in recent months,” she said.

When the construction was originally approved in 2009, with a timeline for completion in 2015, construction company Carillion Canada Inc. was hired to carry out the work. Carillion had only completed the first phase of the project before Bondfield Construction Inc. replaced them. Bondfield has missed deadlines on several projects in the past, including renovations on GO transit stations in the GTA.[...]
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/11/13/construction-on-union-station-pushed-back-until-2019.html
 

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